In the unlikely event that the course will be open tomorrow, Sunday 18th March, there will be no Men’s competition.
The first of this season’s entry sheets ie for the Pattinson Trophy (Strokeplay) scheduled for Sunday 1st April, will be available on Sunday 18th March from noon onwards with Terry Cooper and then on the Men’s notice board.
On Sunday, the 25th March, we will play the Spring Tankards a 4 ball better ball event stableford ie pairs competition. (The entry sheet for the Marie Curie Shield (Stableford) will be available on Sunday 25th March.)
Saturday, the 17th of March 2018, saw the start of the golfing season at Parklands Golf Club with the traditional Captains’ Drive-In. In conditions more akin to January than March, Chris Bowman, the Men’s Captain and Sarah Howson, the Lady Captain were watched by an expectant crowd of Parklands members as they prepared for the nerve testing feat of driving off in front of an audience. With the sun shining, the course closed, the first fairway sodden from 2 days of rain and a bitter wind from the east blowing the occasional snow flurry across the course, the Captain’s despatched their drives with aplomb and quickly got back to the warmth and comfort of the clubhouse. Members were asked to guess where the drives would finish and the winners were Anne Healey and Anne Conway.
As you may be aware, it’s raining heavily! After consulting with the Club we can confirm that the course will be closed tomorrow.
It would be great if you could still attend from 11.30am to place your markers on the fairway (bring your brolly) as we will still be driving off at 12pm. There are prizes for the people closest to the 2 drives.
We will then retire to the clubhouse and we welcome you to join us for a cuppa and bite to eat, there will also be a indoor team game to participate in.
Chris & Sarah
With the course closure today, it is necessary to make changes to the next two Sundays competition schedules for the Men’s Section.
On Sunday the 18th March, we will play the Spring Tankards a 4 ball better ball event stableford ie pairs competition. (The entry sheet for the Pattinson Trophy (Strokeplay) will be available on Sunday 18th March.)
On Sunday the 25th March, we will play the Greensomes Trophy pairs competition stableford. (The entry sheet for the Marie Curie Shield (Stableford) will be available on Sunday 25th March.)
The competition for the Spring Medal and the final round of the Winter League have been cancelled and removed from the 2018 schedule. The results for the Winter League will be published next week.
In these 2 competitions, there will not be a starter. Be considerate and please ensure entrants are not left in the clubhouse with no partners to play with. As they are both pairs events it may be necessary that the last group ONLY go out as a six ball. Please see the shop and explain this prior to teeing off on the morning.
It’s not the arrival of swallows that is the first sign of summer, it’s the Men and Lady Captain’s Drive-In at Parklands Golf Club which is the clear sign that the season is about to begin. The Drive-In is on Saturday 17th March and if you want to be there to welcome in your new Captains, show them your support by putting your names down on the many entry lists on the notice boards around the clubhouse. For those who have not participated in the past, this is a fun event and commences about 11.30 when the players and other members place markers on the 1st fairway (or rough) to guess where the men’s and the lady captains drives will finish. The Captain’s tee off at midday and there are prizes to be won and funds will be raised for charity. The competition that follows is a mixed Texas Scramble.
The competition is for the Spring Tankards
The competition will only be held if there are 18 holes open on Sunday morning.
In the event that the course is open but with less than 18 holes available, the doubles competition will be replaced by a Captain’s Sweep.
In either event, there will not be a starter. Be considerate and please ensure entrants are not left in the clubhouse with no partners to play with.
The members who attended the Club Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 18th February 2018 will be aware that the Club Secretary, Colin Davison, having completed his 3-year term in office, stood down and, as a result, a new Secretary was elected – Brian King. We send Brian our best wishes for his term in office. In addition, the meeting also witnessed the Membership Renewals Prize Draw, where one lucky member would have his 2018 fees refunded ….. and the winner was Mick Elder. Lucky fellow!
The format of Sunday’s competition is dependant upon the weather. Today all 18 holes were open. If this is the case on Sunday, we will play the recently postponed doubles competition, the Winter Tankards, based on ‘turn up and play’.
However, if all 18 holes are not open, we will play an individual Captain’s Sweep (Stableford).
So it’s still worth getting out of bed on Sunday morning!